Saint Paul, Minn. – May 19, 2008 – Pheasants Forever (PF) announces the stars of Pheasants Forever Television – pheasants, quail, bird dogs, and wildlife habitat conservationists – will return for a fourth season of the popular outdoor show, coming to Outdoor Channel in 2008. The official season schedule of times will be released at a later date.
“At Pheasants Forever, we’re passionate about conservation and our outdoor heritage, so we’re extremely excited to be part of the Outdoor Channel community that shares those values,” said Howard Vincent, President and CEO of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever, “Viewers across the country can expect another hit season full of flushing birds, helpful dog training, shooting and habitat tips, and plenty of those interesting characters that make being outdoors an adventure.”
Five-time Emmy winner, Ron Schara, of Ron Schara Enterprises, will return as Pheasants Forever Television’s host and executive producer. A PF life member and life-long pheasant hunter, Schara has spent over three decades as a champion of the outdoors through his various television and radio shows and work as an outdoor writer. With a story teller’s angle and soft-spoken delivery, Schara is probably best known for his classic closing line, “Introduce a kid to the great outdoors.” Joining Schara in hosting the show is his trusty black Lab, Raven.
“To join the program lineup on Outdoor Channel is an exciting move for us as well as ringneck hunters around the country,” Schara said, “For the first time, lots of bird hunters will learn that hunting without habitat is no hunting at all.”
Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, offering programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic new website. Outdoor Channel is a wholly owned subsidiary of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: OUTD). For more information about Outdoor Channel, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 127,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.